Volunteer Stories

Our valuable volunteers always have a first class tale to tell.

Read about some of them, their roles at the hospice and what they do in their real lives below.

(For other volunteer stories and more news about hospice life click on News & Stories)

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Ron Barber: Gardening Volunteer

In the year of the hospice’s 40th anniversary, gardening volunteer, Ron Barber, is coming up to ten years at the hospice and FIFTY years married.

Born at Clatterbridge Hospital in the 1950’s, read about how Ron’s life came full circle when he volunteered for Wirral Hospice St John’s by clicking here

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Agnes Hetherington: Hospice and Shops Volunteer

Following in her father’s footsteps, Agnes Hetherington is a double volunteer.

She now volunteers both at the hospice and in our charity shops.

You can read more about how her Dad, Jim, volunteered here 40 years ago and why she is proud to do so nowadays by clicking here 

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Peter Lageard: Hospice Volunteer

Peter has volunteered at Wirral Hospice St John’s since 2017.

In 2022 he completed the Liverpool- Chester- Liverpool cycle ride to raise funds for the hospice.

We featured him in our Winter 2022 newsletter and you can read his story by clicking here

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Kath Kenyon: Hospice Volunteer

Kath Kenyon is a delightful lady. The perfect volunteer.

Helpful, committed, thoughtful, kind and, fantastic for us, she’s been helping at Wirral Hospice St John’s since June 1983! That is, day one!

We found out a little bit more about Kath and her devotion to Wirral Hospice St John’s which you can read about by clicking here

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Trish Smith Hospice Volunteer

Retired nurse and Wirral Hospice St John’s main reception volunteer, Trish, often completes walking challenges to raise funds for the hospice.

She’s volunteered on main reception for around six years now and, like many volunteers, she has a personal reason for what she calls ‘giving a little back’.

See more of Trish’s story by clicking here.

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Ann Dermody: Charity Shop Volunteer

When you meet somebody who has been volunteering in our charity shops for over 25 years, it goes without saying; they have made an immense contribution.

One such person, Ann Dermody, Irish Ann as she’s known locally, is having none of it, “I feel I’ve gotten more out of volunteering for the hospice than I’ve ever given back.”

Wow! Ann, we need to talk…. (read Ann’s story by clicking here)

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